Over 12 people died and 32 were injured in an explosion at an election rally for woman contesting in an election in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections on 20th October, report officials on Saturday.
A spokesman of Police, Khalil Asir in the northeast province of Takhar said that the bombs were placed in a motorcycle near the rally that has been addressed by the candidate, Nazifa Yousufi Bek.
Mr. Asir said that “So far we received a report of 12 dead and 32 injured, the victim’s list include security officials and civilians.”
Over the response of attack, no military group was claimed immediately.
In the candidate list, scores of the people had been gathered but the police said that the female candidate was not at the rally during the time of the explosion.
Bek is among one of 417 other women contesting in seats across the country, more than ever before, irrespective of the deadly suicide attacks on offices and election rallies actually objected at forcing voters to boycott the election scheduled for October 20.
Regardless of Gender, Candidates are braving violence and opposition over social conversations in a campaign seems like a test of war-torn country’s democratic institutions.
Five contestants, all men have been killed in separate attacks till yet. Another two candidates have been abducted and four were injured by hard-line Islamist militants, said the election officials.
Takhar, Tajikistan’s province bordering has been a long hotbed of the Taliban rebellion. Afghans have been directed by the Taliban to boycott the upcoming elections.